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then anthony placido of the dea on u.s. drug enforcement and intelligence gathering. from the nation's capital, this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> over the last two years that has meant taking on powerful interests. powerful interests who have been dominating the agenda in washington for a very long time but they are not always happy with me. they talk about me like a dog. [applause] that is not in my prepared remarks -- but it is true. remarks -- but it is true. host: president obama kicking off the midterm elections with his remarks, prepared an otherwise yesterday in milwaukee, a state that he won in 2008 and where a number of key congressional races are shaping up. it is back to work today following the labor day weekend. the president is in washington. congress returns next week. some of the headlines this september 7. "the new york times" -- once a dynamo, they tech sector slow to hire. and tomorrow obama to push tax breaks for businesses. and the business s
in the world. all of the governments. >> held for one year, a u.s. hiker leaves iran and reveals a message to iran's president on her way out. and then doctors helpless and drugs not working. a new super bug threat growing in the united states. it's origin, and the states that are getting hit. hello, everyone. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing at nbc headquarters. we have two breaking stories i want to share with you first. take you to tennessee where an explosion there at a plant that makes flairs for the military. that is toone in tennessee. it's about 75 miles due east of memphis, if you're familiar with that area. this is in the southwest part of the state. it's unclear, according to the latest information that we've got in terms of how many people have been hurt. we have been listening to local affiliate. it's reporting multiple ambulances and helicopters were sent to the scene. we hope to get the pictures for you very soon. stay with us. we'll monitor that and get you the latest information. we're also watching this breaking story from amsterdam. we go to where a u.s. pilot was ar
suzanne malveaux traveling with the president this morning. she'll join us live with the latest on his departure. >>> seven former members of the u.s. air force claiming aliens in ufos have visited earth to deliver a warning. and they want the government to come clean. could it be that we have been visited by e.t.? >> hope so. >>> meantime, the a.m. fix blog is up and running. go to >>> we begin with a developing story out of iraq. an american service member now in custody suspected of fatally shooting two u.s. soldiers and wounding a third. >> military officials say they died in a "noncombat incident" in fallujah. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this is a very, very tragic story. what are your sources telling you about what may have happened? >> well, john and kiran, this is the most terrible news for two military families, of course. the military announcing it does have a soldier in custody regarding this case. the man in custody is identified by the military as specialist neftali platero. suspected in shooting deaths of two soldiers. the two men died in this in
by a deadly fireball. we're getting this eyewitness view of the destruction. and the u.s. military gets animated. why it's ansforming the japanese/american security treaty into a comic book security line. -- captions by vitac -- >>> happening right now, an american jailed more th a year is on the verge of heading home. a lawyer for sarah shod says she is set to be freed once her half million dollar bond is paid. her family says she's sick and an iranian prosecutor says that g bailed out. tein she'll have to leave behind h h fiance shane bauer and her friend josh fattal t. three have been jailed since july 31 of lastary. allegedly they strayed across iran aqi border into duri a hike. ey are accused in iran of being u.s. spies. the family's website says that sarah has been mostly held in confinement. given hour a day to visit her fiance. she could be hours from freedom but her bail hasn't been posted yet. reza sayah is monitoring the situation. st?t is the la >> reporter: well, the latest according to the lawyer representing sarah shourd is hat she is in iranian custody bec
. there you go. >>> welcome to "morning joe." great to have you with us. what a day in norm city yesterday. we actually had breakfast with ahmadinejad. you had lunch with warren buffett. i thought it was a bit in politic for you to ask him to come on "morning joe." tell people, you get warren buffett. you're at lunch and what do you say to him? >> he would be more than willing to carve out a three or four-minute segment once a week to just do stock tips. buffett's picks. >> what are you looking at? he's a hungry kid. >> you had breakfast with ahmadinejad. you had lunch with buffett. >> well, he was at the next table. i didn't have lunch with him. >> i had chicken tenders with my daughter. she's three. >> you're better than us, willie. >> that's like every time i'm going around with mika at speeches and she's giving stories. and then we -- i saw yasir arafat and stalin and churchill. >> is that your mika? >> that's all i got. >> your dad ran u.s. foreign policy. my dad ran a little league team in meridian, mississippi. it's fine. willie is snuggaling up to the chicken tenders. >> it's got to be
, everyone, this tuesday morning. today on "washington journal," we want to get your thoughts on the right u.s. education system, the problems and solutions. president obama yesterday talking about the issue, saying we need to add one month to the school year, citing competitive nest for the united states. also, you have seen it on msnbc, and democratic candidates are talking about the issue as well. so it is your turn this morning to weigh in. what of the problems and solutions? all numbers are on your screen right there. we will get to your calls in just a minute. and remember, you can send us a or an e-mail. let me show you this headline. "new york daily news." let's add a month to the school year. year. the president backs and longer school year. then also the front page of the story, the president saying the d.c. public schools don't add up to private education. that is from the present yesterday as well. then there is a "the washington post" this morning with the headline. democratic candidates blast the gop over education policies, in search of a rallying issue. it looks like candidates
>> did mika say be there or be square? >> she did. >> thanks for being with us. if you are in delaware, vote carefully. >> it's "morning joe" right now it's the "daily rundown." >> it this morning as delaware goes so goes republican hopes for taking the senate. we're live on the ground in the most watched race of the day. plus, just what is it the republican position on tax cuts? the "daily rundown" interview with mitch mcconnell. we'll ask him about his dispute with john boehner and after a year in an iranian prison, sharh shourd is released. good morning. it's tuesday, september 14th, 2010. 49 days until the midterm elections. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. we'll start in tehran with the developing story. sarah shourd was released from iranian custody. not quite free filling out paperwork. andrea mitchell broke the story and she has the latest on the ground in tehran. andrea, take it away. >> reporter: well, chuck and savannah, this is obviously emotional. it's an up and down crazy kind of story. sarah shourd has been released. the iranian government announc
about most, the u.s. economy. he again accused republicans of standing in the way. >> we don't have time for anymore games. i understand there's an election coming up. but the american people didn't send us here to just think about our jobs, they sent us here to think about theirs. they sent us here to think about their lives and their children's lives and to be responsible. and to be serious about the challenges we face as a nation. that's what members of both parties have now done with this small business jobs bill. and i hope we can work together to do the same thing on middle class tax relief in the weeks to come. >> let's bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, the president, he came out, very forceful, saying, yes, there may be a deal on some tax breaks for businesses, small businesses, but there's a big battle brewing over tax rates overall for the american public? >> that's right, this is nothing new that we heard today in that sense because over the past couple of weeks, this is what the white house has been pushing very hard on and they have been going after re
of tea. yesterday's elections in seven states and the district of columbia gave us the biggest day in politics we'll see until the actual november midterms. here are the big winners. in delaware, starting things off, this tiny state making big headlines. the tea party darling, christine o'donnell, captures the republican senate race. new york city, democratic senator char rangel easily fends off the right to seek a 21st term. a big deal, expected to win, but remember he's awaiting an ethics trial back in washington, d.c. also in washington, d.c., the city council chairman vincent gray upset the city mayor, adrian fent any a democratic may oral race and paladino, millionaire from buffalo scores defeating the candidate in the new york republican race for governor. the delaware race, the marquise matchup. tiny state but making big headlines. o'donnell backed pie the tea party and sarah palin's blessen easily turned away a nine-term delaware congressman mike castle for the right to seek the senate's seat job joe biden held for some 36 year. republican leaders until a short time ago see
is by former u.s. attorney general michael mukasey. again, president obama will have an announcement this afternoon in the white house rose garden. we will have coverage at 1:30 p.m. eastern. until then, an author who has written a book critical of the obama administration. ng this friday, september 17, david limbaugh returns. his latest book is called "crimes against liberty: an indictment of president barack obama." as with the start -- start our discussion, for an author, had a new spirit of the lettuce nonfiction best-seller list. "the new york times" as the book and a number one spot, the second week on the list. "wall street journal" nonfiction, number two. and the combined list of fiction and nonfiction books at "usa today" #28, moving up and not -- #30. why is is selling so well? guest: i think it is resonating. people in america are very scared about what is going on about the bankrupting spending the federal government is doing and the destruction of our liberties and the assaults of individual liberties and assaults on the states, the war against the state, how president o
'll tell us how the administration is about to go with a prominent republican. let's begin with brianna keilar live in washington. congress is back in session for the big midterm election push and they've got a very big issue on their hands in the matter of whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts. this is -- this is going to be an interesting one to watch in the next couple of days. >> and this is the big issue, jim. this is the issue that in really less than four weeks because they're out of there again. they're out of washington again ahead of the election season, this is what they're going to be dealing with. and obviously, the issue that continues to resinate is republican leader john boehner who had said that he would go along with extending the tax cuts for everyone except for the wealthiest earns, which, of course, is what president obama has gone for. but it's created a jumbled message among republicans. because look at what some other republicans are saying. you have mitch mcconnell who is saying, no, i'm pushing legislation to keep these tax cuts in place across the board
>>> tensions running high in europe right now over fears of a possible tror attack and is the u.s. at risk, too? >>> plus, a super soaker. tropical depression number 16 dwumping on a ton of rain on florida right now and then expected to head right up the east coast. >>> bristol palin's ex meets our own lawrence o'donnell. this one you want to see, believe me. >>> good wednesday morning, i'm chris jansing. live from msnbc world headquarters in new york. well, with the potential republican takeover of congress breathing down his neck, a newly energized and clearly fired up president obama is back on the road and he's got an awful lot at stake. this is the barack obama that fired up an electorate and took the white house. >> the prediction among the pundits is, this is going to be a blood letting for democrats. that's what they're saying in washington. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your future and i'm going to get throughout and fight as hard as i can and i know you are, too
in the atlantic this morning. rob marciano is tracking all of them for us this morning. >>> and the a.m. fix blog blog is up and running. there were some elections last night we were talking about. go to >>> a big night for the tea party in the last big primary in the 2010 midterm campaign. the best political team on television will be covering all of the big races for you over the course of the morning. shannon travis, jessica yellin, joe johns, along with michael crowley. christine o'donnell, the candidate backed by the tea party and sarah palin toppled the state's political heavy weight, congressman mike castle. it's a victory o'donnell says is for supporters who challenged the gop mainstream. >> you guys are the visionaries and leaders who made this possible. because you rallied everyday americans outside the political establishment, brought them involved, and created a grass roots network that made all of this possible. >>> the tea party influence is also being felt further north in new hampshire's republican senate primary. there the contest between tea party favored and form
. anderson? >>> this last big primary night is giving us more drama and allow more messages from the tea party to the republican establishment. let's go to the blockbuster you mentioned in delaware. christine o'donnell written off as a french long-shot weeks ago issue republican nominee for senate in the state of delaware for a seat held by joe biden. she is the republican nominee because she defeated the establishment republican candidate. mike castle is a former governor, he yes 1 state-wide 12 times. he lost 47% to christine o'donnell's 53%. can she win in november? and democrats say no way. the general election starts tomorrow. the senate primary, kelly ayotte started out as the establishment favorite, will be all montaigne is a conservative activist and she was the favorite and he is winning at the moment. plus break down the number. another message to the establishment there. 42% for lamont tang, 37% year. close watch this tonight. some big cities to come in. a lot of conservatives say her support for sonia sotomayor could be a big reason her conservative challenger is outpacing he
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right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here.
police commissioner ray kelly told us that they had a mting with him last night and they t of sed not to let him o their sight. >> we metfimwhen he got off the plane last evening. had an extensive discussion with him. we believe we know what he's plans are, at least what he says his plans are. we're going to know where he is at all times. we'll keep a close tab on him. yoknow, it's difficult to say whether or not it's raised the problem level here, if you will. but we're going to keep a close tab on him today and tomorrow. >> of course, that has to do with the rallies that are taking place later this day. but at this hour, on this morning, this is all about the anniversary of the destruction of the world trade ceers. t.j., back to you. >> all right, susan candiotti, we appreciate you once again. we're keeping a close eye, we can show you that picture, we can see the vice president and the mayor as well beginning to gather and get in place. we know the ceremony will take place in about 30 minutes. we will bring it to you live. the vice president, also jiw biden, his wdife. the fami
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
, not a run. i'm not getting on the train to da if there's running. >> there will be no running from us. we got a golf cart. i got, like, those tony soprano sweats, velour and we'll be smoking. we're in new york, we have msnbc and "time" magazine analyst laura halprin. chris jansing and in washington, d.c., nbc political analyst pat buchanan. i don't know if pat is lathered up by what happened last night. pat, we'll get to you in a minute. i was awakened though in the middle of the night by a three-alarm -- not tweet, a three-alarm column by mark halprin, framing last night in opinion pox lip tick terms for the republican party. >> so apocalyptic. republicans were taking a senate seat, there was a building block to get back to the senate majority. it's gone barring some truly unforeseeable development. absolute binary switch. republicans now almost impossible to come up with a way they get the ten-seat majority. in the longer term it shows the republican party has a huge problem. they've benefit friday the tea party movement so far. they'll benefit in november but maybe having a huge, huge
. >>> courage in the face of illness. our own dr. sanjay gupta gives us a taste of his new series. "the human factor." an interview with michael j. fox. >>> two former top chef contestants join me here to teach you how to be a top cook in your home. >>> first, big story for you now. two young men with very different outcomes from cyber bullying. no one -- one is not commenting right now. the other one committed suicide. meet tyler clementi, a freshman at rutgers university in new jersey. his family says he died after jumping off the george washington bridge into the hudson river. two fellow students, dharun ravi and molly wei are charged with invasion of privacy after allegedly putting a camera into the 18-year-old's dorm room without his knowledge and broadcasting elements of -- broadcasting his sexual encounters. ravi, the one student who's been charged, was tyler's roommate. he's believed to have sent out this twitter post, reading, quote, roommate asked for the room till midnight. i went into molly's room and turned on my web cam. i saw him making out with a dude. yay. now meet chris arms
drug use. its highest level in nearly a decade. ecstasy, meth, and marijuana are fueling the surge. jean meserve is looking at why pot may not be such a big deal. >>> go to >> up first, we want to get to the weather. thousands scrambling for a way to work in the dark after a powerful storm tore through new york city. >> national weather service still hasn't confirmed if it was a tornado that touched down. but they're going to find out today for sure. a lot of residents say we don't need any confirmation. we know what we saw. >> reporter: it seemed to hit out of nowhere. >> you can see the rain coming down in sheets now. >> reporter: a fast-moving, ferocious storm exploded over new york city and the surrounding area just as people were headed home in the afternoon rush. commuters became storm chasers. and in a matter of minutes, sheets of rain, dark black clouds, 80-mile-an-hour winds. powerful enough to rip the brick off of store fronts. and for block after block, from brooklyn to queens, trees came down crushing cars, blocking roads, ripping down power lines. one wo
are not anti-wall zreet or business. >> what has made us successful over the long term is we have the most dynamic free market economy in the world. government can't create the majority of jobs. in fact, we want to get out of the way of folks who have a great idea and want to run with it. >> john harwood moderated the town hall, which will reair right here on msnbc. a lot of ground was covered in an hour's worth of time. explain to us the main points the president was trying to drive home. >> well, i think it's the balancing act, thomas, that you identified a few moments ago. he's got to reassure business, which has a lot of cash on their balance sheets that's not being invested that could be a key to growth that they should have confidence in him. they should not see him has somebody attacking him. he has to convince ordinary people he's not too pro business. we had a poll that said most people think he's helping investment banks and large wall street institutions rather than him. it's not easy for him. he kept to his stance on tax cuts. we have a debate on whether the bush tax cuts shoul
weather center tracking all of this for us this morning. so are they still in a situation where the waters are still rising now? >> no, the river at least at portage did crest last night. but it's going to remain above flood stage for quite some time. not only across wisconsin, but southern and central parts of minnesota. we've got all these rivers that are actually draining into the mississippi. and we're going to see some issues, i think, downstream from there, as well. so that's issue number one. issue number two is -- more immediate concerns, what's going on in portage. here's where the river crested. the record is is 20.5 feet. it crested just above that last night. and now it's at about 20.2 feet. we're at near record strange. major flood stage, but not expected to come back down below flood stage really until late wednesday into thursday. so we've got quite some time before this river really gets below the danger zone. and what i mean by danger zone is, well, usually after a river crests, we can relax, but because of this situation where you have all of that pressure on this very, v
. >> sreenivasan: the u.s. has set a one-year target for getting a framework peace agreement. u.s. troops joined iraqi forces today, in a raid in fallujah, the former insurgent stronghold. they were searching for a senior al-qaeda operative. it was unclear if he was one of the six people killed. earlier this week, american units fought in a two-day battle with al-qaeda militants. u.s. forces officially ended their combat role on september first, but they can still take part in operations, if the iraqis ask for help. in afghanistan, police fired into the air to disperse hundreds of protesters just outside kabul. at least one person was killed and 45 others wounded. the protesters were demonstrating against scattered burnings of the koran in the u-s last weekend. most of the injuries came from ricocheting bullets. police said the taliban are using the rallies to incite violence, ahead of next week's elections. lawmakers in france voted today to raise the retirement age to 62 to stem losses in the pension system. the national assembly, the lower house of the french parliament, approved sweeping ret
questions from us, insisting reporters are twisting her words. is she right or is she trying to play the victim? also jesse jackson, jr., facing ethics questions of his own. details on that tonight. >>> also, a home invasion that ended in the murder of a mom, her two daughters. the trial is ongoing and today new evidence and insight on an allege the motive. testimony so disturbing the sole survivor had to leave the courtroom. and later sanjay gupta continuing his series on disease detectives. a little girl's life hanging in the balance, so does a mom's. we'll show you how a team of disease detectives are racing to save their lives. >>> we begin with the republican senate candidate dodging questions and a democratic congressman kind of doing the same. first christine o'donnell from delaware continuing to avoid questions. she announced last night she wouldn't be talking to the national media, she did that on a national forum, sarah palin recommended she use, fox news. for days now, our reporter gary tuchman has been examining these old checks ms. o'donnell paid for what appeared to be
's senate g.o.p. primary. >> molly lyon live for us in boston with the roundup of all the results. good morning you to. >> good morning, steve, gretchen and brian. that's right, you know, total upset win in delaware, this is really a big story where the tea party favorite christine o'donnell managed to beat out mike castle. really a political legend in that state for the g.o.p. nomination for the senate seat. castle was a nine term congressman, is a nine term congressman and a former governor and won statewide election a dozen times. was backed by state g.o.p. leaders who aggressively slammed o'donnell throughout the course of this campaign referring to her as a liar and fraud. she proved him wrong, though, showing she could win this election. she won with 53% over castle's 47%. the national republican senatorial congratulated o'donnell. in a brief and underwhelming statement last night. she wouldn't be getting some national support because they don't think she'll be able to beat the democratic challenger in the fall. a very tight race, even right now as the votes are coming in between
. >> anderson, this last big primary night is giving us a lot of drama and messages from the tea party. the block buster in delaware, christine o'donnell written off as a fringe long shot weeks ago, she is your republican nominee for senate for the seat held by the vice president joe biden for 36 years. she is the republican nominee because she defeated the establishment republican candidate. mike castle, he won statewide 12 times. in a republican primary he lost 47% to christine o'donnell's 53%. can she win in november? democrats say no way. a lot of republicans doubt it. the general election starts tomorrow. the new hampshire primary, kelly ayotte, ovide lamontagne. she was the favorite. he is winning in the moment. another message to the establishment, 42% for lamontagne. this is not over yet. big cities to come in. a lot of conservatives say her support for sonia sotomayor could be a reason her conservative challenger is out pacing her. charlie rangel, 20-team house democrat. he had five challengers. this crowded field could be a factor in the results. let's look at the early numbe
. thanks very much for that. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is so much going on in politics right now that the staff of this show produced roughly 2 1/2 complete shows over the course of the day today in an effort to try to cover it all. what has actually made the cut for this hour is, one, an update on don't ask, don't tell. the next step toward ending the military's gay ban could happen as soon as tomorrow. we will explain. number two, the republican party is releasing its election year agenda tomorrow. that agenda leaked tonight. so we have seen it. the headline is that it totally avoids the blockbuster change-the-country policy idea that all of its high-profile candidates are actually running on this year. and number three, new reporting on "c" street. if you have been wondering what that quasi-religious super-shadowy having affairs on their wives while thumping their bibles bunch has been up to recently, there is an answer to that question. we've got it with jeff sharlet. that is all ahead this hour. >>> but we begin tonight with something sort
't ask, don't tell. he says "this is not a serious exercise. it's a show." luke russert joins us from capitol hill. where do we stand right now on getting the votes just to move the ball forward? >> reporter: all indications right now, contessa, the democrats will not have the necessary republican votes to break the filibuster on the defense reauthorization bill and hence the debite on it will not go forward. it willie happen after the midterm elections. this is something harry reid deeply wanted to move forward. obviously the don't ask, don't tell is something that excites a lot of democrats, definitely fires up you their base. a lot feel it's morally the right thing to do. that being said, republicans don't necessarily have an adversement to repealing don't ask, don't tell. they're averse to doing it in the manner you're talking about. a lot of republicans have the chance of amendments will not be offered in debate. harry reid would be limiting the amount of the amendments, that's what's alienated voters such as susan collins we heard from as well as owe lip pa snowe. it will be int
is ticking in the middle east right now. u.s. mediators trying to salvage talks between israel and palestinians. at issue is whether israel will stop building in dispute territory. we're live in jerusalem at a deadline at construction freeze two hours away. >> julie: first bill clinton hitting the campaign trail in a big way crisscrossing the northeast trying to give democratic candidates a boost at the midterm elections. molly is live in fountain, mass mass where the former president is lending his name to congressman barney franks. >> that is why, barney frank a 30-year incumbent, democrats bringing in the big guy here, big guns trying to make sure that the voters go to poll on election day. this mass mass, things have changed. this was once democratic stronghold but because of scott brown, they say the campaign is taking nothing for granted. barney franks welcoming the president as he got up on stage rallying all the supporters that came here today. he's been criticized actually for bringing in president clinton. they claim he is a little bit vulnerable. he said i am fightin
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
, september 14 already. i am greta kreuz. >> i am alison starling. glad your joining us on this tuesday. time for traffic and weather. lisa baden is standing by the traffic. we begin with adam caskey. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad. 16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbo
have been hit hardest by the recession and who need to create the jobs that will get us out of it foot the bill for the democrats' two-year advent neurexpanded government. >> iing not believe that when i heard it. he thinks that the wealthiest americans have paid the biggest price. well, just a minute. mcconnell couldn't have picked the worst week to profess his loyalty to the superrich in this country, because today the u.s. crennus bureau released a report showing 43.6 million americans now live in poverty in this country. my friends, that is 10 million more people than live in the entire state of california. it's more people that live in new york and texas combined. 4 million americans have fallen below the poverty level in the last year alone. now, mcconnell uses his time on the senate floor to protect, the tax cuts for the top 2% in this country. now, it seems to me he doesn't give a damb about the 14.3% of americans that have absolutely nothing. blocked unemployment benefit extensions this year. conservatives say hey these people were fat, lazy and sitting on the couch and didn't
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
on colbert. how about that? >> good morning. on the set with us this thursday morning, national political correspondent for new york magazine john heilemann. >> hi. >> who is the author of "game change." let me just say he feels like talking this morning. >> he does. >> okay? and then we have got msnbc political analyst harold ford jr. who is the author of owner more daves than goliaths." you had a party last night. >> look at the flowers harold brought. >> it was two nights ago. those are the ones from digger. >> those are from a grave. that's right. did you ever try that? >> huh-uh. >> what digger does? he takes flowers off of graves and gives them to girls. >> my family is in the funeral business. we would call that bad form. >> maybe just a tad bit. >> that's how he got dates in college. he said he would get flowers from the funeralhome. >> okay. it's not right. >> bless his hard. >> also with us in washington msnbc political analyst pat buchanan. >> patrick! >> good morning. >> happy fall. how are you doing? >> doing just fine. >> the pat is back. >> the pat is back. >> i've missed h
right now is taking place far from home. fortunately for us, it could not be in better hands than those of hillary clinton and george mitchell. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being us. right now it's time for the "the ed show" with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans and welcome to the "the ed show." tonight live from the napgsz's capital, washington, d.c., these stories on the table and hit my hot buttons at this hour. republicans' senate minority leader mitch mcconwill. shamed of himself. in the same week that we find out that 43 million americans live in poverty he's got the nerve to say that the wealthy suffer the most during this recession. he's going to pay for that one with commentary coming up in reaction from the president of naacp in just a moment. >>> joe biden has a message for progressives, get it in gear. well, get it but people who he should be screaming at are the ones in his white house. my advice coming up in the battleground story tonight. >>> and leading republican propaganda sarah palin's taken psycho talker christine o'donnell under her wing. she's telli
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
environmental disaster in u.s. history. we're getting a closerook now at the infamous device that what could reveal what caused the disaster back in april. the failed blowout preventer,ist's called, ncuw in federal custody, put on display in new orleans today. chad rogers now with more of the -- first time we've seen it -- out of the water up close, right, chad? oh. >> the first time we get a feeling of how big this thing really is -- really wa when it was down there. the barge bringing up the river. preventer.t the lower marine riser package. they put the kpap on that thing. or at least tried to put the cap on it? i have a picture here. here is the entire blowout p preventer. up there, all the way down. let me get it bigger. these are guys here. one, two, three, three men right there. and so this thing is just so much bigger than you think -- five stories oulr so, it would seem like there. there's the first video images of what we have on shore, on land. people getting video from it, on shore, pictures, sending it back to us. literally, the top of the riser, ca preventerhe blowout capped th
on the hook for the other thing to be re-elected. >> they can like all of us pretty well, too. >> you debated me. i give. you're right. but he is saying i'm losing men. i've lost independence by a wide margin. i'm going for the college audience and i'm starting in wisconsin, a place where he beat john mccain by 10 points and they had tables set up after the wisconsin badger game which they won. afterwards, no one was stopping by the table and they were trying to get people roused up for the president's visit today. it wasn't happening. >> they're referring to today's appearance at the university of wisconsin as a great experiment and it's just -- it will be interesting to see the turnout because there are all those college kids who need jobs and what's the number one thing on everybody's mind? j-o-b-s. >> to tell you the truth, i don't care if it's -- what president, how could you as a college kid with the president of the united states coming to campus not fill up that place? that's unbelievable. i don't care who the president is. you know, popular or unpopular. >> they'll have a big
with your tea party backed candidates? yes and no are the answers. republicans only. you can also e-mail us or send us a tweet. here is a -- "the washington times" this morning. that is the analysis in a "the washington times." from "roll call." also in "roll call" is an analysis. he says a lot of the candidates can be elected but delaware is different. it christina obama's victory effectively ends the party's chances of winning the senate seat long held by joe biden. that is his analysis. on the front page of "washington times" this morning is this story -- and "usa today" lead editorial -- that is how they see it. in "the new york post" -- the tea party gets wild. again, republicans only. we want to hear if you are happy with your tea party-backed candidates. mark -- mike from spartanburg, south carolina. you say no. go ahead. caller: good morning. those are the fringe folks and they are crazy. they can't win, thank god. but there is no plan for what they are going to do once they get there. they want to destroy education, get rid of social security. these folks are crazy. we can't afford
all of us and we hated him. again, it was so ugly. but, i always think -- you talk about james madison's vision for how it's supposed to work. even when you have people going like this, or maybe because you have people going like this, balanced the budget four years in a row, first time since the 1920s. welfare reform, two successful military campaigns, 22 million new jobs. a lot of different things. so yesterday the idea of the interview was we were going to figure out if bill clinton were president, what would he do to get this economy started? i would suggest the most important thing to talk about and, of course, he didn't disappoint, did he? >> no, he didn't. >> brilliant responses. and yet the rest of the day we were savaged. i was savaged with why didn't you bring up monica? why didn't you bring up impeachment. and then the left, why were you so critical of barack obama? which i wasn't. but does this none, jon meacham suggest what's wrong with this country? everybody, all the adults at least are focussed on how do we get the economy started again. how do we grow jobs. these harsh
wanted to walk away, potentially see another million jobs lost. but we said we've got to try. and now u.s. auto industries are profitable again and hiring again, back on their feet again, on the move again. [applause] there were folks who were wondering whether we could hold the banks accountable for what they had done to taxpayers; or were skeptical about whether we could make infrastructure investments and investments in clean energy and investments in education, and hold ourselves accountable for how that money was spent. there was a lot of skepticism about what we were trying to do. and a lot of it was unpopular. but i want to remind everybody here, you did not elect me to do what was popular. you elected me to do what was right. [applause] that's what we've been fighting together for -- to do what's right. [applause] todon't have our finger out the wind to know what's right. that's why we passed health insurance reform that will make it illegal for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a preexisting condition. [applause] historic reforms that gives over 30 million ameri
, with parents and teachers. >> wow. what does that mean? michelle rhee joins us live this hour. >>> the latest on the american hiker just freed from iranian prison and pleaing for the release of her fiancee and friend still jailed in teheran. good afternoon, everyone. andrea mill el is on assignment. primaries sending shock waves through the gop. an establishment pick has gone down in defeat. this time, the tea party candidate christine o'donnell coming out of nowhere to send congressman mike castle packing. the republicans' dream of retaking the senate may be gone, too. "the washington post" managing editor of postpolitics tonight come and also a msnbc contributor and jonathan alter is an analyst and national affairs columnist for "newsweek" magazine and author of "the promi promise." what a night in politics. unbelievable stuff. jonath jonathan, i spoke with the national senatorial committee chairman saying we are behind her, sending her the mass numb $42,000 from the committee. chairman cornyn sending her a check about his pac. what's this all disunity? [ inaudible ] chris, i can't hear jon
meetings, town hall meetings and a lady asked a couple of tough questions. one was tell us about your faith. the other was will you eat one of my husband's red hot chilli peppers. >> i think he's been trying to do what we've been talking about which is connect and on different levels where there are questions, he's going there. that connection with the woman on the economy the other day, still sort of reverberates today because it was a seminal moment for this president and this country in terms of how people feel. he's putting himself out there. i commend him for it. i think it's hard for him. >> i think it's very hard for him. you can tell with him answering that question. >> i read the "times" story. as a guy who grew up in a southern baptist church. my parents took me there in the morning. they made me go to training union at night even when the super bowl was on. we were there wednesday night. we were there friday night. i grew up in an evangelical culture. i see you smirking wondering what happened to me. so i look through that statement, and when he says things like, jesus died for m
if they can find a job, and save that space for hardnd criminals that put us at risk. we cannot afford to how's these people. i mean, actually some of them live better than our poor. so i hope this is a turn and i hope other states will take this on. and i really love c-span. it's so important these days. thank you so much. host: thanks for the phone call. we'll keep talking about this. but first, we want to get a quick update about the afghanistan elections. joining us on the phone is paul tate, with reuters and the afghanistan bureau chief. mr. tate, if you could tell us about the headlines that we're seing in this morning. here's one of them. afghan vote marred by irregularities. guest: good morning. it's certainly true there have been thousands of irregularities, we're told, even before voting began. thousands of voter registration cards, ink that was meant to identify people as having voted could be washed off. we even found some kids with bottles of bleach standing outside polling stations showing voters how to wash the ink off. the counting will take a very, very long time. so we're no
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